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Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain.

Author: Karen O'Brien
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An original study of how Enlightenment ideas shaped the lives of women and the work of eighteenth-century women writers.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen O'Brien
ISBN: 9780511507151 0511507151
OCLC Number: 476264998
Description: 1 online resource (320 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: the progress of society; CHAPTER 1: Anglican Whig feminism in England, 1690-1760: self-love, reason and social benevolence; CHAPTER 2: From savage to Scotswoman: the history of femininity; CHAPTER 3: Roman, Gothic and medieval women: the historicisation of womanhood, 1750-c.1804; CHAPTER 4: Catharine Macaulay's histories of England: liberty, civilisation and the female historian; CHAPTER 5: Good manners and partial civilisation in the writings of Mary Wollstonecraft.

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An original study of how Enlightenment ideas shaped the lives of women and the work of eighteenth-century women writers.

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